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SPOOKY WEEK: Understanding Your Astrology Sign this Spooky Season

I have always loved reading about horoscopes and telling my friends about theirs. I think there’s a spooky element to believing that the position of the stars when you were born can determine aspects of your personality. I’m not saying that you should blame your character flaws on the constellations, but it’s cool to understand the meaning behind star signs and see if any aspects of your sign resonate with you. 

A great place to begin learning about astrology is focusing on your three signs! You might have only known about one, but there are actually three signs that are decided based on your birth date, time, and place. 

The sun sign is what most people refer to when they mention their sign and it is the sign believed to best represent your soul. Your sun sign is dictated by the time of the year that you are born in and each sign is named for the constellation most dominant in each of the 12 sectors. The dates corresponding to each sector range from the 20th of one month to the 20th of the next. The meaning of the sun sign is linked to your identity and how you express yourself in the world. The sun signs are further divided into the four elements of fire, air, earth, and water signs, and these are especially linked to self expression. 

The sun sign is a great place to begin but the other two signs are also equally important and often overlooked. The next sign to consider is your moon sign. Moon signs pull on your internal processes and thoughts. Your moon sign is linked to subconscious emotions and “inner world”.  Moon signs change frequently, approximately every 2 days. To figure out your moon sign, you need to know your exact birth time and location, so you might need to call your mom. Once you get that info, go to this website to figure out more about your moon sign. 

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The third sign is referred to as the rising sign or your ascendant. This sign is thought to depict how the world sees you. It is a combination of your physical appearance and your actions of expression; it is also helpful in understanding why you might spontaneously react in a certain way. It is determined based on the planet that was rising on the east horizon when you were born. 

I highly recommend the free app Costar for all of your astrological needs! When you first create an account and log in, it asks you about your birth and automatically creates your star chart which will tell you your three signs. It will give you an updated horoscope everyday and general themes for your life. You can also connect to your friends and see what traits and signs you have in common. 

You might not believe in astrology, but I think it’s a fun way to do a little reflection and self introspection. Think about learning more about your star chart this spooky season! 

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Emmie McCabe

Notre Dame '22

Hi! I am Emmie McCabe. I am a junior at the University of Notre Dame and I am from Long Island, New York. I am studying psychology and political science.
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